Drinking Dandelion Tea Can Help With Bloating

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Both a natural diuretic and laxative, dandelion tea can help regulate the digestive system. Drink a cup of this tea a day to help relieve bloating, water retention and menstrual cramps.

Drinking dandelion tea is not the only way to help ease stomach issues.*

Other ways to prevent and reduce gas and bloating:

  • Eat foods that help relieve gas and bloating (see below).
  • Avoid trouble foods (see below).
  • Avoid drinking tap water. Always filter your water.
  • Eat slowly and always chew your food well.
  • Consume small, more frequent meals throughout the day.
  • Increase your physical activity during the day.
  • Stay hydrated with water each day.
  • When adding more fiber to your diet, introduce fiber-rich foods slowly.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Check your medications. Some prescriptive medications can cause bloating.

Eat foods that help relieve gas and bloating

Some natural foods that aid with gastrointestinal distress include:

  • Anise
  • Caraway
  • Dandelion root and tea
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh ginger and ginger tea
  • Fennel and fennel seeds
  • High quality water
  • Lemon and water
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint tea
  • Probiotics
  • Sage
  • Turmeric

Stay away from trouble foods

A good way to avoid gas and bloating is to stay away from foods that are known to cause gas and indigestion. These foods include:

  • Acidic beverages
  • Artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and Sucralose
  • Chewing gum
  • Fatty foods
  • Fried foods
  • Processed foods
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Refined sugars
  • Salty foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol or maltitol, found in many low-carb or sugar-free foods

The following foods may also cause gas and bloating:

  • Apples
  • Most beans and lentils
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Most dairy products
  • Peaches
  • Prunes
  • Whole grains and oats
* Dandelion is generally considered safe but the medical community suggests people who are pregnant, have kidney, gallbladder, or gallstone issues should ask their health care provider before eating dandelion.

What works for you?

  • Do you know of any other natural and/or home remedies that help prevent and reduce gas and bloating?
  • Please share in the comment section below this post.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.
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Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.

Comments

  1. Soft drinks also make gas in my abdomen. I now do not take soft drinks and even ask my family members to avoid these beverages.

    1. Hi Sonia, thanks for your comment. Yes, soft drinks can cause abdominal gas and bloating as well. This can be due to the artificial sweeteners, the acid, sugar alcohols, caramel color and other ingredients found in these beverages. I am happy that you avoid soft drinks! I also wrote an article about the dangers of soda/soft drinks here: https://bamboocorefitness.com/the-frightening-truth-behind-soda/ and the truth behind artificial sweeteners here: https://bamboocorefitness.com/sweet-but-dangerous-the-truth-behind-artificial-sweeteners-like-splenda/. Thanks again for following – have a great day!

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